Tab Bennett and the Inbetween (Princess of Twilight and Dawn, #1)
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Tab Bennett and the Inbetween (Princess of Twilight and Dawn)

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  336 ratings  ·  77 reviews
Tab Bennett is normal — unusually, excessively normal. Her job as a bank teller is safe and secure, her grandfather finally let her move out of the house (at least to the cottage at the end of the driveway), and her fiance fiercely guards her chastity, whether she wants him to or not.

It's something of a shock, then, when Tab learns that she is the elvish queen of the fabl...more
Kindle Edition, 310 pages
Published April 30th 2012
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0 stars, really.

I'm gonna start with something that'll completely take away any suspense as to how I feel about this book: I didn't finish it. Yes, here, I said it. I was trying really hard, even though I knew my rating wasn't likely to improve as the story went on, but I wanted to at least be able to judge the whole thing. However, like I said, no. I just couldn't do it. I only managed to read a couple pages at a time, because I didn't want to get permanent frown lines over this. At 37% I just...more
Tab Bennett has lived her entire life without knowing who she really is. Then she starts having visions of a world that has been hidden from her. A world in which dark elves are trying to kill her, and the people she thought were her family are actually guardians, sent to protect her.

After her mother, the queen of the Elves was killed, Tab was sent to the human world, away from those who meant to do her harm. Now in her twenties and coming into her powers, her enemies are stepping up their effor...more
Jul 24, 2014 MLE rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: arc
An interesting story that, to my mind, showed promise in a lot of areas. The beginning was really well written, and left me feeling like I was there. It drew me into the story quickly, and had I been reading this in a bookstore I would have left with it.

I was a more than a little hesitant when the love triangle started to develop. I'm deeply sick of the same old love triangle, and don't even get me started on the topic of instant love. When Tab when flying across the lawn into Alexander's arms,...more
2.5 Stars - Average/Good

Tab Bennett & the Inbetween starts out with an incredibly fascinating scenario. Tab's sisters have been getting killed, one a month for the last three months. They disappear into the dark forest surrounding their familial home and Tab starts getting visions of their deaths. Only they don't come in time to save them, just to know when to go look for their bodies buried somewhere out there.

On the day of her last sister's funeral the world as Tab knows it comes crashing...more
She-Wolf Reads
This book has a gripping open. I dare you to read the first paragraph and NOT be pulled in by it:

While my sister Rivers was dying, I was planting crocus bulbs in my front yard.

While she was fighting for her life, I was thinking about how pretty the purple and yellow flowers would look poking up through the snow when the spring came. While she was gasping for air I was singing along with the radio to some stupid top 40 song I’d be embarrassed to admit I know. I was tired and achy. I saw the dirt
Annie Slasher (Booked & Loaded)
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Tab Bennett and the Inbetween pulled me in from the very start. I enjoyed the realism portrayed for the situation. What would you do if you were in your 20′s and found out that you were actually an Elvin princess??? Many fantasy books have a radical reaction of pure acceptance from the beginning and sometimes that reaction perfectly fits the character or the story and it flows with the book – and that is great. Tab is not that kind of person....more
Wendy Cantu

That’s the best way to describe this book.

Add the words “petulant,” “dithering” and “ho bag” and you have the main character, Tabitha (“Tab”) Bennett.

Normally, I don’t question other people’s reviews (to each their own), but I seriously worry about the people who gave this four or five stars. Or three. Probably two, too. I realize just because I have a vagina doesn’t mean I can speak for all women, but I can’t see how any self-respecting female would get anything more than an itchy...more
This book seems like it was originally meant to be YA, even the title is a bit childish. But somewhere along the way the author changed her mind, realized YA books about a normal modern girl who discover’s she actually a Fairie Princess are a dime a dozen, and decided to make our heroine a full grown woman. This would have been great. Although I love YA, it always seems a little crazy to me that some suburban teenager is expected to rule over an entire race of a magical people that she had no id...more
This is a hard one to review. There was so much I loved about the story of Tab Bennett as she learned the truth of her world, but there were also a lot of distractions. The first 4 chapters were a bit slow, but that's not really uncommon. Stick with it. Once the story starts rolling, it's hard to put down.

First the good things: The characters. They are likable and richly drawn. I never completely understood Robbin or his motives, and I questioned Alex's innocence the whole way to the end, but I...more
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I heard about this book from my friend Lee at She-Wolf Reads. After I read it I asked myself, “What took me so long?” I absolutely loved it. I loved everything about it. From Tab to her family to her world.

Tab is outgoing, smart, stubborn, and she’s strong. She’s been devastated by the murders of her three sisters all in the space of three months. She learns she’s really an Elvish princess. Her male cousins are either her guard or her soon to be advisors. Her grandf...more
Tab Bennett's problems just seem to keep adding up. She has visions of her family members dying. She is in a love triangle with her fiance Robbin, whom she has known all of her life, and Alex, a man that she has just met who makes her behave in ways she can't believe herself. There are people who are coming after her and some who want her dead.

The reader is kept turning pages to see if she can get past each new obstacle. The characters, especially Tab, are engaging and believable. While there ar...more
“To struggle against censorship, whatever its nature, and whatever the power under which it exists, is my duty as a writer, as are calls for freedom of the press. I am a passionate supporter of that freedom, and I consider that if any writer were to imagine that he could prove he didn't need that freedom, then he would be like a fish affirming in public that it didn't need water.”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

To protest GR's censorship of reviewers, I am replacing all of my reviews until either GRs change...more
Kim Boykin
TABB BENNETT AND THE INBETWEEN is a wild URBAN FANTASY ride. When Tabb Bennett finds out she's not fussed over and called princess for nothing. Her seemingly mundane life with her hot boyfriend is derailed by the deaths of her sisters, a HOT new love interest, and a coming of age that is meant to prepare to to rule an Elvish world. With her yummy band of warriors, snappy dialogue and clever story line (how many stories have you read where a bank teller is actually an Elvish princess?), TABB BENN...more
Kat Smith
Apr 12, 2014 Kat Smith rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: paranormal readers
Shelves: books-reviewed
Title: The Uncovering
Author: Jes Young

I from PR&aTR and received no compensation for this review. I give the book 4 fangs.

The main character Tab Bennett’s life is quiet, uncomplicated. She has a fiancée and a job she likes in the local bank. But her sisters’ disappearance brings hidden secrets into the light, now her life consists of long hidden secrets of her lineage and birth, of a destiny she can't avoid. Now “normal” means juggling her fiance broken heart and a handsome prince’s irresist...more
Madeline Sloane
I was floored by the opening of this book. The author grabbed me by the throat with the first paragraph and didn't let go until late in the night when I finally finished the book and turned off the light. Great cliffhanger ending, also. Moving on to the next in the series this weekend. Wait, there is more, isn't there?
Loved it! This was such a great story! I was sucked in from the first paragraph! Trust me this series is not to be missed!!
Christy (Christy's Book Addiction)
On the outside Tab Bennett seems like your ordinary 24 year old bank teller; she’s engaged to her high school sweetheart and up until recently everything has been perfect. But Tab has a unique physic gift. Well, I’m not sure that I would call it a gift; I think curse is more accurate. Tab knows the exact moment when someone that she loves dies and she actually witnesses their death through visions.

During the past three months, all three of her sisters have gone missing and through her visions s...more
I really enjoyed getting to know Tab and her friends. Its going to be kinda hard to write this review without giving away spoilers but bear with me.

Tab starts out as a normal everyday girl and then finds out that she is anything but and that her family really isn't family but her protectors. The characters are all great. Most of the people we meet are "family" members but they all are very well developed and we get to see different sides of each of them. The different characters that were introd...more
Jennifer Bookworm Coalition
It's actually 3.5

Wouldn't it be incredibly cool to find out after 24 years of living with your grandparent and sisters and cousins that everything was a lie. That you are actually a elvish princess and future queen promised to another, people that you thought were your family are actually your bodyguards and advisers. I think it would suck, and suck hard. Welcome to Tabitha Bennett's life.

You first meet Tabitha while she's having a vision of her sisters murder, and then she is her sister in the...more
I first heard about this book a little while ago on another blog (I can't remember which so I can't pass credit where credit is due -- sorry!) and so I was quite happy when I saw TAB BENNETT AND THE INBETWEEN up on NetGalley.

TAB BENNETT AND THE INBETWEEN is an enjoyable read. It has a great cold opening, where Tab experiences her sister River's death. (This isn't a spoiler -- it's the first line of the book.) I was immediately drawn into Tab's life and world, which is what I hope for when I pick...more
The Good: I read the whole book in one day because it was a fun and new world that I was immersed in immediately. I really enjoy UF and paranormal books and this was a light and interesting read that leaves you wondering when the next book will come out. It’s a little odd because I felt as though it read like a YA novel with some sexual scenes, but there was slightly less teen angst than YA novels which was nice. You are left with enough answers to be satisfied, though with a few lingering quest...more
Tabitha Bennett is normal woman in her mid 20's. She has a job at a bank, she's engaged to be married, and she thinks she knows what the rest of her comfortable, uneventful life will be. And then her sisters begin to die. Worse than that, Tabitha has visions of their deaths as they happen and there is nothing she, or any of her cousins, can do to stop it from happening. At the funeral of one of her sisters, Tab meets Alexander, and their attraction to each other, changes everything. Suddenly, al...more
Heather Wood
I'm very impressed with this debut from Jes Young and can't wait to continue with the series. The characters were well done and there was a great mix of suspense, romance and mystery. The ending left me anxious to see what's in store next for Tab and her group of Elvish guardians.

Tab quickly became one of my favorite female protagonists. I love a little snark and Tab can certainly dish it out. It was good to see a female protagonist who wasn't afraid to give her opinions and fight for what she w...more
Tab's sister Rivers is buried alive - Tab knows this 'cos she has a vision of her sister dying underground, the same vision she has had for all 3 of her sisters. At Rivers' funeral Tab meets Alexander (just after her fiancé breaks off the engagement) and practically dry humps her in front of everyone - obviously she's a bit confused by this occurrence. She finds out her family have been lying to her her entire life, she's an elf princess and her family aren't who she thinks they are, and the rea...more
If ah-may-zing is truly a word, it would describe this book! While other reviewers seemed confused about whether this was YA or not, I actually loved it for that reason! I love reading fun paranormal and urban fantasy books. I'm not quite geeked out enough to go hard-core sci-fi, but I love some of the freshness the new YA novels are bringing to the table. That said, they are also a dime a dozen now and not incredibly well-written or original. What Jes Young manages to do superbly is to give adu...more
Mary Beth
Tab Bennet is seemingly normal girl who has a normal job, loving family, and childhood friend turned fiance' until her sisters start disappearing. The book starts off with a bang instantly drawing into this story with Tab having a vision of the death of her sister Rivers. Then the story delves into the weird happenings that have been going on around the family, and house where they live.
I enjoyed this book, and the story was different than most of the paranormal romances I read. There were no V...more
Maghon Thomas
ok, I am actually going to keep this review short, because I am going to write a review for the new version. Yes, new version. So, I actually loved this one. BUT the author now has a new and improved version that has changed some things. So, I will tell you a few tidbits and then I will let you know later, once I've read the newer version how they differ :)

This of your everyday girl next door. Still leaving in the beautiful manor at home with her family, engaged to her high school sweet heart,...more
Ashley Mayer
Tab Bennet and the Inbetween was soooo good. After the death of her sister Tab learns that everything in her life is not what it seems. She learns her fiancee is not who she thought, neither are her family. Then Alexander (a prince!) shows up and she practically jumps in his lap the first time they meet. She's confused about her life and her split feelings between Robbin and Alexander. She has to deal with the loss of her sister, and all the changes in her life. Tab is a great character. She's a...more
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Angela Ehret
This book just blew my mind... I love it hands down. bought the next book directly after and will start reading ot tomorrow!!! Tab's world completely turns upside down and is buried, nothing is the same anymore. She loses two cousins and a sister within three months, and shes witnessed them all through visions that just showed up out of no where. How could her life get amy worse? Not only does she makes out quite intensely with a stranger at her sisters funeral (it just happens, she sees him and...more
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Jes Young was a copywriter at Random House for eight years before leaving the job she loved to be a full time mom. She holds a BFA in creative writing from Emerson College.

She writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal romance because, in spite of a complete lack of supporting evidence, Jes still believes in fairy tales, happy endings, and true love.
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